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My Autumn Decorated Porch

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Looking at all of the beautiful inspirational Fall photos here, here and here, I felt motivated to decorate my own porch:

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I used the same wreath from last year I made here. In one photo, I saw a pretty white pumpkin with a black monogram. She had used a decal sticker for her pumpkin, which I could not find in large alphabet letters anywhere! But I like my ‘B’ I found:

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Can you tell up close which is the real pumpkins and which are faux? Shhhhhh..Picking out the cornstalk was the best. Look, it still has corn on it!:

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I might add an up light behind the cornstalk. That would look really nice at night!

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Have you started decorating for Autumn? I know it is a bit early, but I was supposed to leave for Chicago tomorrow to visit my sisters and I was just planning ahead. I was looking so forward to it. Unfortunately, my trip was cancelled today but that is another story.

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If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.

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More Fall Decorating Ideas & Inspiration

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

I have seen a lot of beautiful Fall decorations in the past week and wanted to share some of these inspiring ideas with you:

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So simple and beautiful!

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They all seem fairly simple to make. You just have to find the time to collect everything you need, then let your creativity take over!

Look how gorgeous:

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I stopped by my local farm stand today and they were starting to fill in this hut with pumpkins again:

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Happy Fall everyone! I hope I have shown you some ideas you can use for your Fall decorating. I see a couple great ideas I am going try on my porch!

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.

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Fun Idea For Unused Birdbath

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

I was at the garden center yesterday and I thought this was such a wonderful idea:

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Love it! Such a imaginative idea for a birdbath that is not being used:

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I showed you the Fairy Garden I was impressed with the other day at Art In Bloom:

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Which I really liked, but the tiny garden within a birdbath- LOVE! What a great project to do with the kids also. Just find an old birdbath that you are not using because of leaking, etc.

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Another great use for a birdbath is as a planter:

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A Birdbath! So beautiful for the yard. The height of the birdbath just brings it up a notch. Think of all the vignettes you can make in your garden with plants layered at different levels:

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What do you think of the idea of using a birdbath for a garden? I have been inspired. I am going bargain hunting this weekend to find an old birdbath to make my own little garden. If it comes out nice, I will share. :)

Have a wonderful Holiday weekend everyone! Have fun and be safe.

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Agree Or Disagree?

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

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One of the best pieces of advice I ever received about landscaping was to use the natural colors of the earth for mulch so that it will blend in with the landscape and highlight the plants. Wood mulch is used to conserve soil moisture, moderate soil temperature and suppress weed growth:

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I also think that wood mulch should look both natural and blend in with the landscaping. But I notice quite a few homeowner’s choose red mulch for their landscaping:

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Which is fine if you are looking for that contrast between the flowers and mulch:

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Don’t you think that the red seems to dominate over the natural colors of the garden and lawn?

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There are quite a few colors of wood chips to choose from:

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I would suggest trying one of the light or dark browns to work with the natural colors in your landscaping. I think the look is more pleasing and works well with Mother Nature.

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